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Posted by David Girard, College Counselor on Thursday, April 6, 2017
It has been a very exciting week for the Adelson community with two seniors admitted to Stanford University, whose acceptance rate of 4.7% made it the nation's most selective university. In addition, we are celebrating the following positive results: UC Berkeley (2), Emory University (2), UCLA (4), as well as admits to the Universities of Michigan and Virginia. Adelson seniors have so far accumulated approximately $800,000 in merit scholarships. Represented among the forty members of the... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Friday, March 31, 2017
What happened: AEC ATTENDS PRESTIGIOUS PHYSICS TOURNAMENT IN ISRAEL Mazel tov to Drew N, Matan A, Krishna M, Brandon M, and Nevo Z who placed 18th / 26th in the final round of the Weitzmann International Safecracking Competition in Israel. We did earn honorable mention as one out of 7 safes which were not cracked.   On Tuesday, a representative from the Rape Crisis Center gave the third of four presentations to the high schoolers.  These presentations educate students on objectification... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017
What happened: AEC ATTENDS PRESTIGIOUS PHYSICS TOURNAMENT IN ISRAEL Five advanced physics students from AEC are in Israel to compete in the 22nd annual Shalheveth Freier International Physics Tournament at the Weizmann Institute. This competition challenges teams from around the world to build "safes" that can be cracked using only physics knowledge and pits them against other teams that try to crack their safe. This is our school's second year attending the tournament, and our safe is... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Friday, March 17, 2017
What happened:   NJHS IN ACTION NJHS volunteered this morning to help clean up Red Rock National Park!     HIGH SCHOOL CORE COURSE SELECTION On Thursday, students received their core course selections for 2017-2018.  Please review these with your children.   Please note:  Only students who have enrolled for next year will have a schedule created. Please contact Alli Abrahamson, Admissions Director, to complete registration for the 2017-2018 school year.     It was great to see 8th... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Friday, March 10, 2017
What happened: SHREK THE MUSICAL Adelson students wrapped up a three-day run of SHREK THE MUSICAL. The magnificent production featured many new faces to the AEC stage and we all laughed, cried and sang along with all our favorite Shrek characters. Amazing fun for the entire AEC community. Well done!   To view a sneak peak of the performance, CLICK HERE. Watch part of the cast perform behind the scenes in preparation for the big musical, CLICK HERE.     PURUM Guess who dressed up... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Friday, March 3, 2017
What you need to know: MIDDLE SCHOOL WrAP TESTING Save the date!  The Middle School students (grades 6 - 8) will take the Writing Assessment Program (WrAP) the mornings of Monday and Tuesday, March 27 and 28.   PURIM IS FRIDAY Get those costumes ready because Purim is coming and will be celebrated at school on Friday, March 10th.  Attendance will be taken. Families should know that students are encouraged to dress up and that they will have a day of exciting activities in honor and... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Friday, February 24, 2017
What happened:   TAL BRODY Tal Brody, visited our school on Wednesday and met with High School students during their daily town hall. He is an American-Israeli former basketball player, and current Goodwill Ambassador of Israel. Brody was drafted #12 in the NBA draft, but chose to pass up an NBA career to instead play basketball in Israel.He played on the national basketball teams of both the United States and Israel, and served in the armies of both countries. In 1977, he led Maccabi... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Thursday, February 16, 2017
8th GRADE BREAKOUT GAMES Today, AEC Sophmore's hosted the 8th graders in a fun, action filled event, on the soccer field. The two grades took part in a new AEC tradition, the BREAKOUT GAMES, with the objective to have fun and create bonds between the rising 9th graders and the 10th graders to allow the current 8th graders to envision what the high school experience at AEC could be for them. It's called BREAKOUT GAMES because the 8th graders break out from the last two minutes of their 5th... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Friday, February 10, 2017
What happened: CELEBRATION OF WRITING The English Department from 3 years old to 12th grade hosted the Celebration of Writing on Wednesday showcasing the amazing ways students engage in writing across the disciplines.  Students read original works, parents learned about the English curriculum in the divisions, and Upper School students and Lower School teachers hosted games with words.  A great time was had by all.  View pictures from the Celebration of Writing event, CLICK HERE.  ... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Friday, February 3, 2017
SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING REGIONAL AWARD Each year, Adelson high school students are encouraged to submit original written works in a variety of genres ranging from fiction and poetry to nonfiction and analytical essays to the Scholastic Art & Writing Contest.  The following students received recognition at the Scholastic Art & Writing Contest Regional Awards held at Springs Preserve on Saturday, January 28th:   Gold Key Award Almog A (Senior) won 3 Gold Key Awards!  ... Read More